Which means I've got a group of friends who are lovely and are mostly 22-23 and haven't quite settled into who they'll be as adults yet, and a group of lovely friends in their thirties who like to talk paint samples and house renovations.
I'm kinda neither, I guess, so I'm looking to meet people who are a little more grown up, but whose lives are a little more chaotic than self-contained.
I like terrible jokes, over-thinking everything, learning about anything, dancing, and public speaking.
*Actually, I'm not really feeling the internet dating thing at the moment. Feel free to drop me a line, but don't take it personally if I never get back to ya?
I'm volunteering at Youthlaw this year, which has been pretty interesting. Doing pro-bono legal work for the under 25s.
I also tend to dabble in things. I did stand-up gig last year, and I'm looking to do a bit of spoken word this year, and I keep thinking I should start podcasting again, and I'd like to take up dancing again...
Dancing, kinda - I'm not naturally talented, but I went swing dancing weekly for about three or four years. Wouldn't mind doing some latin, sometime.
I'm bad at lists of things I'm good at, apparently.
I mean, I love the Wire, but the scene everyone loves where Bunk and McNulty are just saying varieties of 'fuck' annoys me for being too cute. The scene at the start of that episode, however, where they're moving the desk? One of my favourite scenes in any media.
So, some things I like, in no order, off the top of my head:
Joss Whedon's version of Much Ado About Nothing
The Hunger Games (movie)
the novels/short fiction of Annie Proulx
Hardboiled crime fiction (particularly James M Cain and Dashiel Hammett)
Indian food (there's, like, only one good Indian restaurant I've found in Melbourne, though, and it's in bloody Elsternwick)
Best of the 80s style tracks - (Wayward Son, Broken Wings, In the air tonight, etc)
The Transformers comic 'More Than Meets the Eye' (think traditional transformers, as if it were written by Tom Stoppard, and set mostly in a bar in a spaceship)
And probably a whole lot more besides. I like to be interested in things, so if I've seen it, I've got an in-depth over-long opinion on it.
Sexism, feminism, privilege, race, class, and so forth
What the best possible version of me would do right now.